Month: December 2022

“Hints and Guesses” – December 11th, 2022

“Love After Love,” by St. Lucian poet, playwright and professor, Derek Walcott. The time will come  when, with elation  you will greet yourself arriving  at your own door, in your own mirror  and each will smile at the other's welcome,  and say, sit here. Eat.  You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart  to itself, to the stranger who has loved you  all your life, whom you ignored  for another, who knows you by heart.  Take down the love...

Parish Committee – December 23rd, 2022

Happy Holidays and Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year! There are so many wonderful happenings, where to begin? The Newcomers lunch was well attended and a fun social time was had by all. We are so happy you are all here! The Pageant was a joyful creative event, a heartwarming celebration of the children and youth. The true meaning of this holiday time shined through! So many thanks to all who made it possible. The Wednesday evening Solstice service was warm and enriching. It...

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

Social Action Committee Congregational Read – Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love

The Social Action Committee has chosen the book Beyond Welcome: Building Communities of Love as this year's congregational read.  There will be a book discussion in late January, date still to be determined.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, we have copies available for sale at $15 a book on the table to the right of the door in the office.  Leave cash or a check written out to Eileen Ryan, who ordered the books from The UU press, Skinner House in the envelope with the books.

Musically Speaking – December 9th, 2022

I am excited!  I just met lots of new folks at the Newcomer’s lunch and the energy in the room was awesome.  As I remember this time last year, we were ready to open our arms to each other for celebrating the holidays, singing together, being together;  and instead we needed to scale everything back to save ourselves from a Covid outbreak.  Now, we are ready to spread our wings, to embrace people new to us, and to sing our hearts out together for the holidays. We have so much to be thankful...

The View From Here – December 2nd, 2022

Greetings Church Family, I send you and yours much love this December. Amid all the bustle that this season surrounds us with, I pray that you can look to church as a guide and anchoring place. In days such as these I am ever grateful for this spiritual community. This month’s worship theme is the Path of Wonder. The story of Jesus’ birth and the rich symbolism it offers, set against the backdrop of the Winter Solstice and its changing light, embodies this well. Personally, I have found that...

December 2022